James Oliver Barnett

Male20 November 1875–13 December 1943

Brief Life History of James Oliver

When James Oliver Barnett was born on 20 November 1875, in North Cayuga, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada, his father, George Oliver Barnett, was 40 and his mother, Esther Hetherington, was 30. He married Ida Smith on 6 October 1902, in St. Catharines, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. He lived in Cayuga, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years and Haldimand, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 13 December 1943, in St. Catharines, Niagara, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 68, and was buried in St. Catharines, Niagara, Ontario, Canada.

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James Oliver Barnett
Ida Smith
Marriage: 6 October 1902

Sources (8)

  • James O Barnett, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • James Oliver Barnett, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • James Oliver Barnett, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 October 1902St. Catharines, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (5)


    Age 1

    North Cayuga was formed by dividing the earlier Township of Cayuga into two. A date for this has not been found, but it was before the publication of the Canadian County Atlas around 1880.

    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 8

    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

    1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

    Age 31

    Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from various places, for example Chipping (High) Barnet, East Barnet, and Friern Barnet in Greater London, named with Old English bærnet ‘place cleared by burning’ (a derivative of bærnan ‘to burn, to set light to’).

    English (of Norman origin): from a medieval personal name, a variant of Bernard .

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): this surname has been adopted by Ashkenazic Jews in the English-speaking world, perhaps as an Anglicized form of a vaguely similar Jewish name such as Baruch .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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